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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend

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ALEXANDRIA, VA -Have you had a rough week at work? Put it out of your mind, at least until Monday. Take a break, and enjoy these events.

First Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style

Sunday, May 19

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Register for the free event HERE)

200 King Street

Hear the roar of classic cars from the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies as they take over the lower three blocks of King Street. There will be fashion events and more! All proceeds from the show will benefit ACT for Alexandria. Register to show your car HERE.


Maceo Parker at the Birchmere

Saturday, May 18

Showtime: 7:30 p.m. ($45 per ticket)

The Birchmere

3701 Mount Vernon Avenue

The music legend comes to town for one night only! See a funk music innovator, who played alongside James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince. You’re sure to stay on your feet! For info and tickets, CLICK HERE.

Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

Friday, May 17–Sunday, May 19

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Admittance price varies by day)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Be a part in the biggest event of the year held at the first president’s home! For more information, CLICK HERE.

Geoffrey Johnson Solo Exhibition

Friday, May 17

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Free event)

Principle Gallery

208 King Street

Twenty new paintings by the artist will be on display. Many will feature his trip to Europe last year. CLICK HERE for more information.

Have a laugh at the Torpedo Factory Friday night. (Courtesy photo)

Veterans Comedy Show with Armed Services Arts Partnership

Friday, May 17

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (Ticket prices vary)

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union Street

The evening full of comedy will feature veterans, current service members, and military families. Find out more information HERE.

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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